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Review Time! with Dragondude2525: Bravely Default ***4.5/5***

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Bravely Default, the latest RPG from Square Enix is shaping up to be an RPG worthy of it’s own franchise. It has the same beautiful artistic style that is reminiscent of classic Final Fantasy games, existing somewhere between the art style of Yoshitako Amano, and the chibi style of Final Fantasy Theatrhythm. This has to be by far the most visually appealing game for the 3DS. So for looks alone it is an absolutely beautiful game.

The gameplay is perfectly easy to pick up and learn without much difficulty, with several key choices being available. You can choose to Brave where you will be given extra attacks, but then afterwards you are unable to attack for several turns, unless you have used Default first. When you choose Default it is a defence move that also gives you one extra attack counter, so that you are able to attack twice the next turn. There is a limit though as to how many times you can Default, and that is up to 3 counters, allowing you to attack 4 times in a row. I suggest to people that are looking to level up quickly that they just choose to Brave 4 times while facing basic enemies, to quickly defeat them without the need for strategy or possibly to require the use of precious potions or other items.

The only negative things I can say are as follows: The bosses are hard! Even in the very first side quest I found myself unable to defeat the final bosses several times in a row! I eventually had to give up and just continue on with the story. The other bothersome but not so terrible quality of the game was the fact that in the end it used very standard RPG storytelling tropes. For example you have one character’s town completely obliterated at the start of the game, similar to the events in Golden Sun as an example. Another example is that another character is a vestal to some sort of religious order, much like a character from Tales of Symphonia. These are only a few reasons why I found it lacked a truly original story, in the end though I still enjoyed it.

Overall Bravely Default has way too many positive qualities that outweigh the few negative qualities that also exist in it. I enjoyed the game very much and I do intend on 100% completing the game in the future. This is why I gave it a rating of 4.5/5, because it is a game for the 3DS that every 3DS owner should have in their game libraries!

To view my unboxing of the Collector’s Edition please follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhg5y00Kbc8

Review Time! with Dragondude2525: South Park The Stick of Truth ***3.5/5***

First I’d like to acknowledge the fact that I have not updated my site in some time, just have been very busy in life and was unable to commit time to both my YouTube channel and website. Now let’s get to this review.

I just finished playing the game and I have to say it was definitely addictive. I found myself wanting to continue to see what would happen next in the story. It was like an interactive episode of South Park, but at moments the gameplay took me so far away from the story that I just wanted to turn it off. The tutorials in the game were absolutely painful to complete for the PS3 version, as it seemed at moments that the game delayed in registering your controller input. Input delays really affected my level of enjoyment of the game.

Some of the side quests are absolutely hilarious while others are nothing more than a scavenger hunt for hidden items. But I completed the game with nearly none of the side quests completed so they are not all necessary to complete the story.

Another complaint would be that the general layout of each quest was as follows: receive a quest, do another quest within that quest, then within the other quest you do another one. So in the end you found yourself being given several quests to do for just one main quest. The most painful one was the quest where you had to recruit the goth kids, and the most enjoyable in my opinion is a tie between the recruit girls quest, and the Canada quest, but this all counts as one as you had to go to Canada to complete the girl’s quest.

The game was lewd and graphic as South Park usually is, but I found it to be a lot more over the top and gimmicky. The South Park movie had an excellent amount of lewd content, but it seems like this time around they just wanted to include absolutely all the grossest things they have ever done, including the trials of Lemmiwinks, multiple abortions, zombies, alien probing, unnecessary violence, and a slew of other stuff. I get that this is what South Park is about, but it was way too much for a relatively short game.

In total I spent about 15 hours completing the story and now I only have another 5 side quests to complete, as well as finding another 8 Chinpokomon, and buying up the rest of the items in the shops.

I felt that the game was a little light on content, but what was there was enjoyable and only occasionally did I find it stressful and annoying. My rating for the game is 3.5/5 because while it was enjoyable and funny, the controls weren’t as good as I expect them to be, the content was a little light (but I think there might be DLC for this game later on), and at moments the main quests would drag on too long. I hope that this review was of any help to those that are still deciding on buying the game.